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Who is Oliver Daemen’s father Joes Daemen?

OLIVER Daemen shot to fame as part of the crew that went up into space on Jeff Bezos’s rocket New Shephard.

His dad is a millionaire Dutch businessman.

Oliver Daemen, left, with his dad Joes


Oliver Daemen, left, with his dad JoesCredit: Instagram/Oliver Daemen

Who is Oliver Daemen’s father Joes Daemen?

Mr Daemen is CEO and founder of hedgefund Somerset Capitol Partners, which he started in 2009.

Reports say he has a background in real estate investing, financial markets and private equity.

Oliver is a Netherlands high-school graduate on a gap year, headed for the University of Utrecht to study physics and innovation management.

How much did Joes Daemen pay for Oliver Daemen to go to space?

The exact figure has not been disclosed but it will have been several million dollars.

In a live auction on June 12 this year bidding started at $4.8m among 20 bidders with increasing at increments up to $1m.

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The winning bid hit $28m however they then had to pull out as they couldn’t make the launch date of July 20 and so the place on the Blue Origin trip went to Oliver.

What is Joes Daemen’s net worth?

Although the price Joes Daemen paid for a seat for his son on Jeff Bezos’s flight he certainly appears to have no problem meeting the cost.

Daemen has a net worth of between $500m and $1.2billion, according to

So coughing up the dough to see his teenage son travel to the edge of space shouldn’t cause him to sweat.

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